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Current Affairs Recap of the Week 10 April to 16 April 2016

Apr 16, 2016 18:30 IST

Jagranosh.com brings for its readers the current affairs recap of the week covering important events of the national and international importance in bulleted forms which will be immense help for the aspirants of IAS/PCS, Bank, SSC, MBA and other exams.

• Panagarh Air Force Base of West Bengal was on 16 April 2016 renamed as -Air Force Station Arjan Singh

• The Yojana that was launched for widows by the Jharkhand Government on 14 April 2016- Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana

• The Indian boxer was named as one of the eight ambassadors for the Women’s World Boxing Championship 2016 by AIBA on 14 April 2016- Mary Kom

• Union Government notified the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Prevention of Atrocities (PoA)) Amendment Rules, 2016 on 14 April 2016 that amended the rules of- 1995

• He was appointed as the Chairman of the High Powered Group (HPG) to develop a policy paper on promotion of Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) technology by Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) - PV Rao

• World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revoked the accreditation of the Antidoping Center on 16 April 2016 that is located in –Moscow, Russia

• The Parliament that approved a joint system for Police and Justice Officials to access airline passenger data on all flights to and from the EU on 14 April 2016- European Parliament

• He was famous Malian photographer who died on 14 April 2016- Malick Sidibe

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the e-trading platform for the farmers to buy and sell agricultural products online on 14 April 2016- e-National Agriculture Market

• The state that started to implement 2nd phase of odd-even car rationing scheme from 15 April 2016- Delhi

• The Dardic indigenous people residing in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and fears existential threat is - Kalash (Kalasha)

• The 1985 batch IPS officer who was appointed the Director General of Haryana Police is - K P Singh

• The state that announced the formation of a new Integrated Tribal Development Agency is - Andhra Pradesh

• The cricketer named as the Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2015 is - Kane Williamson

• The nuclear capable undersea ballistic missile that was successfully test fired in March 2016 from an undisclosed location in the Bay of Bengal is - K-4 missile

• The senior journalist appointed the president of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts is - Ram Bahadur Rai

• People of this state on 14 April 2016 celebrated the harvest festival, Vishu – Kerala

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 April 2016 unveiled the National Perspective Plan for Port Development at -  Maritime India Summit in Mumbai

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched National Agriculture Market portal to connect e-mandis in several States at a function in New Delhi, aimed at - Ushering in much needed agri marketing reforms

• In its annual report Migration and Development Brief, World Bank said, India retained its top spot in 2015, attracting about 69 billion US dollars in remittances, down from - 70 billion in 2014

• The state whose government on 13 April 2016 launched Mission Drinking Water – Maharashtra

• International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its Global growth forecast on 12 April 2016 termed Brexit that means - Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU)

• PM Narendra Modi on 14 April 2016 launched 'Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' at - Mhow, Madhya Pradesh

• Organisation that 14 April 2016 released Innocenti Report Card 13, titled Fairness for Children: A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries - United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

• The Maharashtra cadre IPS officer appointed as the Director General (DG) of Bureau of Police Research and Development is - Meeran C Borwankar

• The Reserve Bank of India granted in-principal approval to the first payments bank license to - Airtel M Commerce Services

• The Indian golfer honoured as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for March 2016 is - Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia

• The poet selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for 2015 for her autobiography titled ‘Chitt-Chete’, written in Dogri language, is - Padma Sachdev

• He announced retirement to International cricket at the age of 26 due to ill health on 12 April 2016 - James Taylor

• He was conferred with the Hridaynath Award 2016 by the Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao in Mumbai on 12 April 2016 - Viswanathan Anand

• Under this Programme India and Germany signed an Implementation agreement for Ganga Rejuvenation on 13 April 2016 - Namami Gange Programme

• Union Cabinet approved India to become a formal member of the network to strengthen ties with the member countries to safeguard the trans-boundary wildlife on 13 April 2016 - South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)

• Union Cabinet on 13 April 2016 approved India to sign a MoU India and UAE on cooperation to prevent and combat - Human Trafficking

• Haryana Government on 12 April 2016 decided to rename Gurgaon and Mewat as - Gurugram and Nuh respectively

• First company in India to implement the Union Health Ministry’s Cigarettes Packaging Amendment Rules, 2014, that calls for display of health warnings in 85 percent of the area on tobacco products is - Golden Tobacco Ltd.

• International Day of Human Space Flight was observed on 12 April 2016 to commemorate Soviet Cosmonaut’s journey into outer space - Yuri Gagarin

• To enable both militaries to use each other's assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies, India and the US on 12 April 2016 agreed in principle to conclude - Logistics Exchange Agreement

• Delhi Government on 11 April 2016 approved the Delhi Slum and JJ Rehabilitation and Relocation Policy, 2015 that focuses on - in-situ development for city’s urban poor

• Election Commission on 12 April 2016 removed Rajeev Kumar from the post of Kolkata Police Commissioner and placed a person in his place - Soumen Mitra, ADG & IGP of the State CID

• NRDC and Rainbow Agrilife India signed an agreement for commercializing plant based Formulation for Management of Mulberry Root Knot Disease called – NEMHARI

• India will take part in a special meeting of the OECD in Paris on 13 April 2016 to firm up cooperation between countries in the wake of - 'Panama Papers' leak

• 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on the Tiger Conservation was inaugurated on 12 April 2016 in - New Delhi

• US President Barack Obama on 12 April 2016 designated a new national monument in Washington to honour the women's equality movement in America and across the globe is - Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

• The time given by the Supreme Court on 12 April 2016 to the Union Finance Ministry and Indian Banks Association's to give response on the defaulted loans issue- Two weeks

• BCCI on 12 April 2016 informed the Bombay High Court that only this type of water will be used to prepare the venues for cricket matches for domestic IPL tournament - Treated sewage water

• The Taliban on 12 April 2016 said that it has launched its annual spring military offensive in Afghanistan, titled - Omari Operation

• The Supreme Court on 11 April 2016 said that gender justice is endangered by ban on entry of women of menstrual age group in - Sabarimala temple in Kerala

• The 16-year-old Indian-American boy who invented a low-cost hearing aid to help those who cannot afford the expensive devices is - Mukund Venkatakrishnan

• World Homoeopathy Day was observed on 10 April 2016 to commemorate the birth anniversary of - Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German Physician

• The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) on 10 April 2016 announced that after a century of constant decline, global wild tiger populations have increased by – 22 percent

• The first Water Express train carrying five lakh liters of water reached this district of Marathwada region of Maharashtra hit by drought – Latur

• Gujarat government on 12 April 2016 set up control rooms at headquarters in districts that are facing - Water scarcity

• Tausif Monif was appointed the Global Operations President of - Lambda Therapeutic Research

• The committee constituted to check violations of the Supreme Court guidelines with regard to content in government advertising is - B B Tandon Committee

• Indus Towers, the country's largest telecom tower firm, appointed Hemant Kumar Ruia as its - Chief Financial Officer

• The famous cricketer signed by the Union Government to endorse the I Support Skill India campaign is - Sachin Tendulkar

• He was former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (retd) who was conferred the highest French civilian honour, Legion d Honneur on 12 April 2016- Joginder Jaswant Singh

• He is an eminent south Indian filmstar who received Padma Vibhushan award on 12 April 2016 –Rajanikanth

• India's top woman biker and the Lady of the Harley who died on 11 April 2016 in a road accident- Veenu Paliwal 

• The Mail that issued a set of special postage stamps to mark the 400th death anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare on 12 April 2016- Royal Mail of British

• The State Government that announced two percent employment reservation in various departments for meritorious sportspersons of the state on 10 April 2016 – Jharkhand

• The Union Corporate Affair Ministry on 11 April 2016 exempted the housing finance companies from- XBRL filing

• She is an investigative journalist of Azerbaijan who was chosen to receive the UNESCO or Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016 on 8 April 2016- Khadija Ismayilova

• The winner of the FBB Femina Miss India World 2016 is - Priyadarshini Chatterjee

• The badminton player who won the men's singles title at the 2016 Malaysia Open is - Lee Chong Wei

• The boxer who won the 2016 International Boxing Federation heavyweight title is - Anthony Joshua

• The former Audi India executive appointed as Head of Lamborghini India Operations is - Sharad Agarwal

The golf player who won the US Masters golf tournament is - Danny Willett

• World number two shuttler Kento Momota of Japan was axed from Japan’s badminton team for the 2016 Rio Olympics for - Gambling at an illegal casino

• Former Union Minister and Congress leader who died on 9 April 2016 in Aizawl district of Mizoram due to heart failure - C Silvera

• At least 110 people were charred to death in a fire accident at Puttingal Devi temple on 10 April 2016 during a festival at Paravur of – Kerala

• The UN-backed ceasefire came into force in this country from midnight of 10 April 2016 between Shi’ite Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition supporting government forces – Yemen

• Chinese researchers in April 2016 introduced a new approach for making an all-weather solar cell that can generate electricity even during rains by making use of – Graphene

• India in April 2016 offered to invest up to 20 billion US dollars in this country’s energy industry, subject to provision of concessional Rights – Iran

• Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries two day meeting started on 10 April 2016 in – Hiroshima

• Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, discovered a way to forecast earthquakes based on slow fault movements caused by moving sub layers of Earth - Deepa Mele Veedu

• Ukraine Prime Minister who on 10 April 2016 announced that he will resign in this week, blaming politicians’ failure to enact real changes - Arseniy Yatsenyuk

• A four-member Indian professional boxing team who will compete in the WBA Oceanic undercard bouts in Jinghong, China on 11 April 2016 are - Mukesh Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, Sandeep Singh and Pramod Kumar

• Union Government on 10 April 2016 recommended 1304 crore rupees for drought relief to a state under National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) to – Uttar Pradesh

• The United Nations will observe the birth anniversary of an Indian historical personality and social reformist for the first time to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary - Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar

• Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat unveiled Swami Vivekanand's statue in - Palampur town of Kangra district

• Maldivian President who arrived in New Delhi on 10 April 2016 on a two-day visit to India - Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom

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